CLEAN. NEW. COMFORTABLE BED-better than mine at home. Internet is very strong and fast. New apartment complex with pool, spa, little store, laundry. The workers are very friendly and helpful. Some speak English and there are also several business people living in the complex who also speak English. Currently there is one westerner living here but other than that, you are immersed in the culture. You will see only Thai people in this neighborhood. There is a small family eatery right next door with an owner who speaks English but otherwise walk on the highway or take the MRT to find shopping other than the small family shops and the 7-11. A magamall is only 3 MRT stops away and has a theater, etc. The MRT entrance is only a few steps away outside the apartment complex. It is a very convenient location for taking the MRT. There are some temples nearby but this is not a tourist area. Currently hot water is not plumbed in, but I did not find it a problem since Thailand has very hot weather. AC works very well.